"A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."B. R. Ambedkar on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."B. R. Ambedkar on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."B. R. Ambedkar on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."B. R. Ambedkar on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."B. R. Ambedkar on Winston Churchill
"Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self."
"I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity."
"Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them."
"So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you."
"A people and their religion must be judged by social standards based on social ethics. No other standard would have any meaning if religion is held to be necessary good for the well-being of the people."